Everyday Politics of Forced Migration: Refugees, Host Community Members, and the Local Context
Author: Ezgi Irgil (University of Gothenburg)
Department of Political Science, The University of Gothenburg
This dissertation adds to and broadens the literature on forced migration by explaining how everyday politics influence new social dynamics in cities of arrival. Most of the existing research focuses on the Western context and highlights the cultural differences between the host community members and the refugees who arrive from outside of Europe and North America. To analyse whether these findings are applicable in non–Western contexts, Ezgi examine a South–South forced migration context in which both groups share the religion (Islam) but not the language (Turkish vs Arabic) through the case of Çarşamba (a district of the province of Bursa in Turkey).
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Lebanon’s disadvantaged face a long uphill battle
Author: Bitte Hammargren
A report on the challenges and opportunities for donors and development actors in Lebanon, a country torn by multiple crises. The focus area is Akkar, one of Lebanon’s poorest governorates, which is also the temporary home for a large number of refugees from Syria.
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Making home in exile: Everyday practices and belongings in Palestinian refugee camps
Author: Erin Cory (Malmö University)
Palestinians share a history of exile oriented towards the loss and reclamation of a homeland, often expressed through a shared visual lexicon and mythos. In the context of refugee camps, however, local visual culture and everyday practices demonstrate how Palestinian lives are also grounded in local stories and experiences. How do Palestinian refugees deploy everyday practices to create their home spaces? What can these practices reveal about refugees’ myriad belongings? And, in thinking about these practices, what can be said about how a feeling of home can be articulated in exile, which is at its heart the forced removal/dislocation from home?
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Case Report: Carsamba, Bursa, Turkey – Integration Concerns of Parents about Syrian Children
Authors: Zahid Mukayed & Ezgi Irgil (University of Gothenburg)
Tufts University, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
This report focuses on the Turkish government’s treatment of refugees and Syrian children with the main focus on three concerns: potential statelessness, loss of the Arabic language and racism.
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